a VirtualTourist member from New York City
I'll be in Amsterdam next week and think it would be great to find out where my ancestors are from. Unfortunately they live in Oldeboorn which seems near to impossible to get to. I see in the past someone mentioned getting a taxi after taking a bus, but is that really the only option? Unless I rent a car, which maybe I should just do? Thank you - Tennille
Hey traveller! When you're in Holland try calling 0900-9292 its the phone number for Dutch public transport. You could also visit http://www.ns.nl the Dutch railway page and choose akkrum as your destination. So far I know Oldeboorn is near it. Unfortunately you have to get a cab. But maybe its better to rent a car. Then you can see some Dutch scenery as well. Next week weather forecast is somewhat sunny with 15C. Enjoy!
http://www.tresoar.nl/ on this friese site you can find information about your family tree. http://www.ov9292.nl/ on this site you can fill in the adress from = van to = naar straat = street adres = adress treinstation = trainstation plaats = city datum = date tijd = time vertrek = depart? leaving aankomst = arrival
sorry for twice the same message i thought i lost one. this is a genealogy link for the place ryksargyf.org/nl/onderzoek/s... i think this is the placename now Aldeboarn. maybe i can look for some links of your family if i have time and if it is posible. send me an email with with the name of your ancestors all what you know like birth, names...... if you want to. i did some research at the rijksarchief in leeuwarden for my family tree and some of my husbands.
Renting a car is a good idea, but when the weather's nice I really recommend you to rent a bicycle at the Heereveen railway station. It's much cheaper than a car and it's not so far to Oldeboorn anyway.